By IMAX on December 19, 2013
Chris Pine has stepped into the role of Jack Ryan in the upcoming Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. The upcoming thriller will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres worldwide starting Jan. 17.
Espionage master Tom Clancy created this character who appears to be a normal New York executive but is secretly leading a double life as a CIA analyst who unveils a scheme that could collapse the U.S. economy and spark global chaos.
Check out the trailer below:
By IMAX on December 16, 2013
The Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy love story that developed in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man simply stole our hearts. Now, we’re even more excited to see the next chapter in the life of Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ when it lands in IMAX® 3D theatres throughout North America on May 2, 2014. The film arrives to international IMAX theatres beginning April 16, 2014.
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, Peter Parker finds even greater conflict than he’s experienced before. While struggling to protect a city he loves, Peter is now forced to confront a villain much more powerful than he imagines, Electro, played by Jamie Foxx. Take a look at Spidey and Electro’s first encounter below.
By IMAX on December 11, 2013
On a quest to find Middle-earth, a band of Hobbits and Dwarves take a wrong turn and stumble upon an unlikely place along the way…New York City. Take a look as the friends explore the city, surprising everyone they meet.
By IMAX on December 06, 2013
“I had been warned that the cameras are bigger, bulkier, and more awkward to hand hold – but we figured out ways to do exactly what we wanted. After you’ve spent days sweating, getting bitten by mosquitoes, lugging heavy equipment through the jungle and waiting for the long turnaround time of the cameras, when you see the dailies and see how unbelievably stunning it is… that is pretty satisfying.”
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Director Francis Lawrence
By IMAX on November 21, 2013
Advancements in technology are continually opening up new ways for us to experience movies. At IMAX, we’re committed to working with filmmakers to support and help deliver their creative vision to audiences across the globe.
In The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson has pushed the boundaries of new filmmaking techniques by capturing the movie in high frame rate (HFR) 3D. Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was the first major motion picture release to use this method. In addition to the IMAX® and IMAX® 3D presentations, the film will also be shown using a higher frame rate in select IMAX® theatres.
What is High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D)?
Frame rates refer to the number of images (frames) displayed by a projector in one second. The current standard in cinemas worldwide is 24 frames per second (fps). HFR 3D productions of 48 fps record and play visuals at twice the current rate, which more closely approximates what the human eye actually sees. The higher 48fps rate provides enhanced clarity and reduces motion blur during action sequences, artifacts, judder and strobing.